like a parish priest – his first Sunday

18 Mar

Pope Francis x 27 blessing kid and nun

What I really like about Pope Francis is that he reminds me of a parish priest. He loves being with the people, the real people.

On his first Sunday as Pope he celebrated Mass at St. Anne, the local parish church.

His first Sunday Mass was not celebrated in St. Peter’s Basilica, but in the tiny parish church of residents and workers of Vatican City.

During the Mass he spoke warmly and simply of God’s mercy, “We ask for the grace of never tiring of asking pardon, for He never tires of pardoning.”

After Mass he was outisde the church, greeting everyone who had been at Mass – just like a parish priest!

2 Responses to “like a parish priest – his first Sunday”

  1. chrisnunner March 19, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    Oh, what a breath of fresh air!

  2. Char March 20, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Celebrating God’s goodness to our weary world. We surely need his warm, Christ-like touch!!

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